August 16, 2011
- You Can't Get ENOUGH Of US Huh??
- COOL PICKS FROM THE CALENDAR
- Resource Guide
- Mac Kid Countdown to COOL! WOOPS-- we mean SCHOOL!
- Mission Control
- Morning Checklist
- School Supplies Don't Have to be a Snooze!
- The "ticket" to easy wardrobe organizing!
- Velpins… The Latest Trend Your Kids Will LOVE
- Hip Hip Hooray 4 Homework! Make a Study Station!
- Local Consignment Events Offer Families Bargains!
- Read With Me Mom!
- Pudding Painting!
- Findlay Twp Fair In the Woodlands! This Weekend!
- PittSBURGH PRINCESS PARTY Enchanted Experience!
- Macaroni & Magic Cruise Sails Pittsburgh 8/24!
- 75 Cent Tickets to Barnum & Bailey PIttsburgh!
- KidsPlay in the Square
- Yummy Creamsicles!
Watch for us AGAIN August 18th!
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If you haven't heard the news....WE WERE ON TV! Oh yes... a LIVE appearance on Friday. We were on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live. If you missed it you ...
Here's some stuff we picked from the calendar that we think will be ultra fun! Check them out!
THIS WEEK'S PICKS
Kids' Nutrition Class - Lunch Packing for Back to School on Tuesday, August 16 at Market District. Please pre-register.
WATCH KIM AND DEBBY ON TV Tuesday, August 18 on KDKA Pittsburgh Today LIVE. The show starts at 9:00 AM so don't miss it!
KIDSPlay in the Square: FREE FRIDAY KIDS STUFF IN MARKET SQ- Friday August 19th. No registration required!
Play Areas, Pools, Mommy Groups and MORE! OH MY!
Click on any of the icons below to find a specific local resource guide full of information!
* this serves only as a guide to Pittsburgh opportunities for families and not a personal recommendation from Macaroni Kid.
Back To School "Not So Secret" Shopping Tips
Walk The Cat Walk! No seriously... walk it!
Evaluate where you are. Turn on some tunes and turn your hallway into a cat walk! Try on everything and have a basket ready to toss things that are too small and send them off to your favorite donation site. The best place to start shopping is in your own ...
How to keep track of everything that comes in and where you go out!
How on earth are we supposed to keep multiple children's papers and schedules from multiple schools and a gabillion activities going and not let stuff slip through the cracks?
So glad you asked! Here's how!
Create a Mission Control Center!
Here's what you will need:
You have to have a place to put all the papers that filter in. We bought a magazine organizer and labeled it. We are choosing to do one for each child. Then you make categories for everything you need. We chose these ...
TABLE the constant reminders in the morning with this great idea!
This is a creative way to help your kids remember their To Do list each morning!
*Scrapbooking or other decorative paper
*Markers or crayons
*Clear Con- Tact paper or you can have it laminated
*Dry Erase marker
*Adhesive backed velcro dot
1. Cut 3 6 by 12 pieces of paper that are either decorative or that your kids have decorated. You will need to choose 2 that can be easily seen when you write over them.
2. Label one side as "Do ...
How to pep up your supplies without breaking the bank.
For Binders: just buy some stretchy head bands and wrap them over the front cover. They can store pens, pencils and notes easily. How cute is that?
For Flower Pens: Buy any fake (I ...
Say goodbye to those fights in the morning about what to wear...
*Different colored felt pieces
*Decorations and letters to spell out the days of the week
1. Choose a different piece of felt color for every day ...
Win some "fad"ulous pins HERE!
As seen on KDKA!
*HIP HIP HOORAY FOR HOMEWORK!
Create a special " Homework" station -void of disturbances!
Study Station -- Made simply out of cardboard, (or a display board- makes 2!) some colorful duct tape and some rubber bands! Cheap, CHIC and Re-purposed! How much better does it get??
WAIT-- it DOES get better. It's PORTABLE!! Fold N Go = thumbs up in our book! Set it up on the table or coffee table and your kiddo has his or her VERY OWN study carol complete with all those marvelous supplies we spoke of.
Shopping SMART for Back To School $avings! Free PASS HERE!
Local Consignment Events Offer Families Best inBack-to-School Bargains
The financial squeeze is hitting nearly everyone. Many families are spending more money while getting less and searching for ways to make ends meet. Families throughout the Pittsburgh area have an opportunity to save money while making money through an upcoming local kids’ consignment sales event.
Among one of the consignment options for local families, to save on nearly everything related to kids, is the Just Between Friends (JBF) Pittsburgh North Fall / Winter Sales Event. On September ...
A Home Schooling Mom's Story!
Read With Me MomReading to your child is the single best thing you can do everyday!
My name is Jackie Fawley. I am a homeschooling mom to 3 children, a first grader, a pre-schooler and a 17 month old who spends his days unshelving books! I have always been an avid reader, grew up reading way past my bedtime with a flashlight under the covers, and to this day, I can’t go to sleep until I finish whatever I am reading! A gift I hope to pass on ...
KinderAcademy Offers Tons Of Fun!
Many parents are hesitant to let their children explore in ways that are a bit, "messy." Understandably! But what fun IT IS when you let those little ones loose! I was recently browsing the KinderAcademy Childcare and Learning Center site and I saw several pictures of the children involved in finger painting with pudding! As a former educator myself I am so please to see this! Finger painting gives children a tactile sensory experience and it helps them to exhibit and explore their natural tendencies at young ages.
Children LOVE ...
AUGUST 19TH AND 20TH!! Come out for some down home fun!
Tons and tons of fun!
Seed Spitting Contest! Hula Hooping Contest!
Hay Bale Toss!
This fabulous PIE EATING CONTEST!
Fireworks and Dallas Marks! Inflatable entertainment and petting zoo's as well!
What a great time this fair is! Be sure to stop by! Click below for more info and a schedule of events!
Buy One Get One Free Coupon!
Finish off your summer bucket list with a ride on the Gateway Clipper Fleet! Join Macaroni Kid as we sail the seven seas or rather the "Three Rivers" aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleet's Macaroni and Magic Cruise on August 24th! We even have a special BUY ONE GET ONE FREE COUPON for you!
Fun for all ages—bring Mom, Dad, and the Kids down for our Macaroni and Magic Cruise this summer aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleet. The kids will enjoy our brand new pasta buffet, featuring alfredo, meatballs ...
AUGUST 18TH ONLY-- AT CONSOL!
RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY®
ROLLS BACK PRICES FOR THE DEAL OF THE CENTURY
The Greatest Show On Earth® Celebrates Birthdays Of
CONSOL Energy Center & P. T. Barnum With 75¢ Tickets
Beginning at 9:00 AM on Thursday, August 18, 200 tickets per show for the upcoming run of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents BARNUM 200SM at CONSOL Energy Center will be sold for 75¢ each—the ticket price when P. T. Barnum was born. These 200 seats make up Barnum’s Birthday Zone at each performance.
LAST WEEK! Come and see the BIRD GUY!
Experience Friday KidsPlay in the Square… Mac Kid will be joining this wonderful effort this summer! Come play in the Square, bring a little picnic lunch and then have some fun in the PPG DANCING Fountains!
Presented by: Partners with:
Fridays in Market Square
When: June 3 - August 19 Every Friday
Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
KidsPlay in the Square is an exciting and educational program available for children and families every Friday morning during the summer, offering stories, crafts and special guests. From the fire department to That ...
1 pint vanilla icecream
1 1/2 cups milk
1 can frozen orange juice
Plastic ice pop molds
1 dozen craft sticks
Using an electric hand mixer, combine icecream, milk and frozen orange juice and mix smooth ...
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